About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Some exposure, or an interest in, real world problems typically gained through a couple of years of work experience. An aptitude for numbers.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Understand the sources of value of companies

    Evaluate the cash flows of a project

    Evaluate the risk of a project

    Value a project and a strategy

Skills you will gain

Estimation of RiskFinancial AnalysisUnderstanding Financial LanguageSpreadsheet AnalysisCalculating Cost of Capital

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Some exposure, or an interest in, real world problems typically gained through a couple of years of work experience. An aptitude for numbers.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Time Value of Money

4.9
118 ratings
31 reviews
Course2

Decision Criteria & Applications

4.7
44 ratings
8 reviews
Course3

Bonds & Stocks

4.7
46 ratings
6 reviews
Course4

Risk, Return & Valuation

4.8
29 ratings
4 reviews

Instructor

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Gautam Kaul

Professor of Finance & Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration
Ross School of Business

About University of Michigan

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Approximately 16 - 20 weeks based on 3-5 hours of work per week

  • Exposure to algebra and a comfort level with numbers

  • If you do not have an exposure to finance, you will get the most out of the specialization if you take them in the order they are presented

  • You will qualify for verified certificates for each course, and the specialization, if you meet the requirements but, at this time, you will not receive university credit.

  • You will be able to value projects and companies, a key step to making smart decisions.

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